Antigua and Barbuda

Ease of Doing Business in

Antigua and Barbuda

This page summarizes Doing Business 2014 data for Antigua and Barbuda. The first table lists the overall "Ease of Doing Business" rank (out of 189 economies) and the rankings by each topic. It also lists the economy's distance to frontier (DTF)** measure. The rest of the tables summarize the key indicators for each topic and benchmark against regional and high-income economy (OECD) averages.

Economy Overview

Region Latin America & Caribbean
Income Category High income
Population 89,069
GNI Per Capita (US$) 12,640
City covered St. John's
Doing Business 2014 Rank Doing Business 2013 Rank*** Change in Rank
71 66 down -5

Doing Business 2014 DTF** (% points) Doing Business 2013 DTF** (% points) Improvement in DTF** (% points)
64.13 64.02 down 0.11

Getting Electricity


The challenges required for a business to obtain a permanent electricity connection for a newly constructed warehouse are shown below. Included are the number of steps, time, and cost.

DB 2014 Rank 20 DB 2013 Rank*** 20 Change in Rank 0
DB 2014 DTF** (% points) 89.40 DB 2013 DTF** (% points) 89.38 Improvement in DTF** (% points) up0.02
Indicator Antigua and Barbuda Latin America & Caribbean OECD

The number of procedures to obtain a permanent electricity connection. A procedure is defined as any interaction of the company employees or the company’s main electrician with external parties.

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Procedures (number)
4 6 5

The number of days to obtain a permanent electricity connection. The measure captures the median duration that the electricity utility and experts indicate is necessary in practice, rather than required by law, to complete a procedure.

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Time (days)
42 65 89

The cost is recorded as a percentage of the economy’s income per capita. Costs are recorded exclusive of value added tax.

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Cost (% of income per capita)
126.2 502.5 79.1
No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs
1 Customer gets application form stamped from DCA (Development Control Authority) 7 calendar days XCD 200.0
2 Submit application to Antigua Public Utility Authority (APUA) and awaits site inspection 7 calendar days no charge
3 Customer receives internal wiring inspection from APUA 21 calendar days XCD 43,200.0
4 APUA conducts external connection works, meter installation, electricity starts flowing. 7 calendar days no charge

** The distance to frontier (DTF) measure shows the distance of each economy to the "frontier," which represents the highest performance observed on each of the topics including Getting Electricity across all economies included in Doing Business. An economy’s distance to frontier is indicated on a scale from 0 to 100, where 0 represents the lowest performance and 100 the frontier. Read more...

***Last year's rankings are adjusted: they are based on 10 topics and reflect data corrections.

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